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Rotisserie Chicken Wars Escalate with Pollo Norte's Second Location

Who has the fairest bird of them all?

Pollo Norte's original location at 5427 NE 42nd Ave
Pollo Norte's original location at 5427 NE 42nd Ave
Yelp/Alex C.

Grab-and-go rotisserie chicken looms larger than Godzilla over this city, and opening in 2014, Pollo Norte introduced an inexpensive, Mexico City-style option, quickly earning a reputation for running out of birds due to demand. Now there's John Gorham's Pollo Bravo, with two locations, and Providore Fine Food's Arrosto, among other similar fast-casual roasted chicken spots. It's prompted a dash for prime real estate, and Pollo Norte shows it won't take the fight lying down: Its opening a second location at 2935 N.E. Glisan St. this fall, The O reports—and it will have motorcycle delivery.

Taking over the former Kerns Kitchen, Pollo Norte says it'll introduce a bar program focused on tequila, mezcal, and rum. The O writes:

Pollo Norte will open its second location in the Kerns neighborhood this fall. The new restaurant will add cocktails, a sunny patio, and motorcycle delivery from a central base of operations to the restaurant's tight menu of rotisserie chicken, beans, rice and tender cabbage. The new location will feature a full bar with bar snacks and cocktails, including margaritas, palomas, and a tamarind-rum cocktail that Gibson is still planning.

No official opening date has been released. Stay tuned.

Pollo Norte

5427 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97218 (503) 287-0669